Tamilnadu marriage Act registration

Tamilnadu  marriage Act registration

 Complete guide on how to do Tamilnadu  marriage Act registration

 Why should and who should do Tamilnadu  marriage Act registration:

Simple marriage and Register marriage is the legal way get married simply legally. Not only for love marriage, will it be useful for arranged marriage couples those who wish to get married simply. You can save money and time.

Many couples prefer to do simple register marriage only in this covid 19 pandemic situation. But simple register marriage is always best economically as well as legally.

Those who don’t like grand ceremony and those who in need of marriage certificate for safety, visa, and other legal purpose and those who like simple marriage can do register marriage under Tamilnadu marriage Act.

Planning for doing Tamilnadu marriage Act registration :

If you plan to do Tamilnadu  marriage Act registration , first you have to plan your convenient date for marriage and registration in Chennai(Tamilnadu marriage Act registration is possible only Monday to Friday Morning 10 to 3 PM). If date is confirmed book your appointment in advance at www.marriageregistration.in website .

Epass in corona lockdown time :

E pass is not necessary for Tamilnadu marriage Act registration. Your marriage registration appointment(token) is more than enough to move from one location to another.

Documents required for Tamilnadu  marriage Act registration :

  • Age proof for both Husband/Groom and Wife/Bride :(Any one of following Document)
    • Birth Certificate (or)
    • School / collage Transfer Certificate (or)
    • School / collage mark sheet (or)
    • Passport
  • Address proof for both Husband/Groom and Wife/Bride :(Any one of following Document)
    • Aadhar Card (or)
    • Passport  (or)
    • Driving License (or)
    • Voter ID
    • Ration Card

Photos :

  passport size photos 6 Nos for both

  • Additional Documents : ( If Applicable)

    • Invitation 2 & Hall/Temple Receipt
    • Divorce order/ Death certificate _ (If bride or groom Divorcee/Widower )


Note : If both have passport , it is enough for both age and address proof. If available you can keep education or birth certificate for age proof.

If you don’t have original documents, you can submit true copy with notary Authentication.


Who can be a witness for Tamilnadu marriage Act registration :

There is no necessary to bring aged parents as witnesses for the purpose of registration.


As per registration rules, the person who completed 18 years and those who attended marriage can be a witness. 

So you can bring available local friends who attended your marriage as witness.


VAO certificate for Tamilnadu marriage Act registration :


There is no rules to insist VAO certificate for Tamilnadu  marriage Act registration.

But the same time, to avoid unnecessary troubles in future , registrars will ask for VAO certificate to register register marriage in rural area. In Chennai also some registrars started to ask voa certificate to avoid Tamilnadu marriage Act registration .


Best Location do register marriage smoothly in Chennai :

For various reasons, Chennai Vadapalani is the comfortable place to do Tamilnadu  marriage Act registration. Not only for Tamilnadu for entire India Chennai Vadapalani is the convenient place for love marriage registrations. Because love marriage couples can get married simply on same day and there is a possibility to register and get marriage certificate also on same.

Paradise banquet hall also located at Vadapalani only. So that many love marriage/inter religion/foreigner couples prefer Vadapalani for register marriage in Chennai .  


Marriage Registration acts :

  1. Tamilnadu marriage Act 2009
  2. Hindu marriage Act 1955
  3. Special marriage Act 1954
  4. Christian marriage Act 1872


You can register under any one of above said act. But the Tamilandu marriage act 2009 marriage certificate only will carry couples photographs and it will be look more authenticated. So that many couples prefer Tamilnadu marriage Act 2009 act for Tamilnadu  marriage Act registration.


For all legal purpose including visa, passport  Tamilnadu marriage Act 2009 certificate will be very useful and authenticated .


Parents at sub registrar office:


Usually registrars will ask both parents presence at the time of register marriage. But the same time you can manage without the parents and you can try to convince the registrar. Moreover no registrar asking parents in this lock down time. If there is a parents consent, you can ask them to speak over the phone.

Legally parents presence not required and there is possibility to do register marriage without both parents.


Register Marriage procedure in Chennai :

Visit paradise Banquet AC hall located at No.221&222 Raahat plaza, Arcot road, Vadapalani,Chennai-600026 on your convenient date (your convenient date) and complete your smart and simple ceremony by exchanging ring/garlands. Visit Vadapalani sub registrar office on same day with required documents and witnesses and complete registration process on same day. Usually one hour is enough to complete the entire registration process.

If you not prefer to small ceremony at hall, you have to wait another 30 days to compete the registration process. Better you can exchange the garlands at free hall and can complete the process on same day.

If you give 30 days’ notice, it will create unnecessary troubles in your special marriage registration. Also they will ask NOC from another sub registrar office.

How to fill Tamilnadu marriage Act online form:


When you fill Tamilnadu marriage Act application you must be careful. You have to fill necessary columns and must avoid some unnecessary columns. For example if you fill cast column they will ask cast certificate. So you can ignore this when you fill online application.


When you fill witness it will allow to add any number of witnesses. But you have to add only two witnesses only for Tamilnadu marriage Act registration.



Documentation for marriage registration in Chennai :

Before going to register office take two set of Xerox and get notary attestation in all documents copies. Keep witness with ID proof and affix the photos in required columns.

How to answer when the marriage registrar raise any queries for Tamilnadu marriage Act registration :


Normally marriage registrars will try to avid marriage registration by stating any one of reasons. They will ask both parents and local address proof and temple hall receipt. If you don’t have any one of document they will refuse to register the marriage in Chennai. You must answer all the questions carefully and they have to convince the registrar legally.

Government as well as law insisting to get married simply in this corona time. If you perform your marriage simply at residence they will refuse to register the same. So no other option except fight legally.  


When can get original marriage certificate at Vadapani :

Usually you can get marriage certificate within a day except special marriage registration.

For special marriage, it will take 30 days to get marriage certificate .Couples and witnesses should present twice before registrar.


Marriage certificate Authentication for foreigner:


If you have any plan to apply any visa in near future, you can get Authentication also in Chennai

After getting marriage certificate, you can get Authentication for desired country.

Couples Presence not mandatory to get Authentication. Only original marriage certificate and both passport copy is enough to get Authentication.


How to manage Love marriage problem after Tamilnadu marriage Act Registration:

If you have any threat from any family, you can give complaint with district superintendent of Police and seek police protection. Usually police cannot safe guard always in this pandemic situation. So take care yourself .


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